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Kaysersberg: Le Chambard
Olivier Nasti's cooking is modern, innovative and stunning in the dining room of this traditional Alsatian inn.
Kobus has been described as Strasbourg's first Paris-style table bistronomique, or new-wave bistrot.
Dieffenthal: La Table du Verger
The restaurant at Le Verger des Châteaux is a perfect stop along the Route des Vins in Alsace.
Chef René Fieger's cooking lives up to the interesting name of his restaurant.
Obernai: Le Bistro des Saveurs
Superb contemporary Alsatian cooking in a rustic dining room
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A young Franco-American couple are creating a stir at this stylish new bistrot in Bordeaux.
A seafood restaurant in Vieux Bordeaux with a menu inspired by the island of Crete.
Saint-Jean-de-Luz: La Txalupa
This seriously good restaurant in Basque Country offers first-rate quality and outstanding southwestern French cooking.
This simple modern restaurant offers reasonably priced, locally sourced contemporary Basque dishes.
Bidart: Villa Ilbarritz
At Villa Ilbarritz, chef Didier Oudill serves up an appetizing modern riff on traditional Basque cooking.
Imagine, with its menu focused on seafood, is a terrific address for anyone traveling in southwest France.
A new seafood house with a tongue-in-cheek nautical decor and a menu that follows the market.
Bordeaux: Brasserie Bordelaise
Not only is the food delicious, but it has a happy metropolitan tumult, great people watching and the low-key buzz of people eating well.
Superbly grilled local seafood in a seaside shack in Basque country.
Dining in Bordeaux
One of the most interesting food towns in France.
Saint-Malo: Auteur du Beurre
For butter lovers, it's worth heading to Brittany for master butter-maker Jean-Yves Bordier's new restaurant in Saint-Malo.
La Plaine sur Mer: Anne de Bretagne
With stunning views over the Atlantic, this handsome hotel-restaurant in Brittany is a delicious autumn destination.
L'Auberge, in the port town of Audierne, has become one of the most popular restaurants in Brittany.
Saint-Malo: Le Bistrot du Poncel
A cozy, casual spot in Saint-Malo with excellent, reasonably-priced bistrot cooking.
Saint-Brieuc: Youpala Bistrot
Passionately devoted to local seasonal produce, chef Jean-Marie Baudic changes his menus regularly.
Plomodiern: L'Auberge des Glazicks
The Auberge draws gourmets from all over Brittany and beyond with chef Bellin's brilliant terre et mer dishes.
Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes: Le Coquillage
Few settings in Brittany are prettier than the dining room of Olivier Roellinger's excellent seafood-oriented restaurant.
Saint-Malo: Le Bénétin
Simple, fresh cuisine du marché at one of the best summer addresses to be found anywhere in France
Saint-Amour-Bellevue: Auberge du Paradis
Cyril Laugier's signature is a masterful use of spices—flavors that make his cooking sexy and fun.
Lindry: Les Grès
Chef Jérôme Bigot has turned an old village bar-tabac into an excellent casual-dining bistrot de campagne.
Beaujolais Classic: Le Cep
Chantal Chagny's restaurant opened in 1969, serving home-style regional dishes.
Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: Le Chat
A remake of a simple 1950s-vintage village café into a terrific modern bistrot with commendably modest prices.
Saint-Julien-du-Sault: Les Bons Enfants
A gastronomic restaurant and a separate bistrot in a set of restored 18th-century houses
Viré: Le Relais de Montmartre
A perfect weekend destination from Paris, or an ideal stop for anyone traveling north to south
Avize: Les Avisés
Anselme Selosse, renowned for his champagnes, has created a bijou hotel-restaurant at his domaine near Epernay.
Chef Arnaud Lallement works with seasonal products and likes to serve champagne throughout the meal.
Reims: Les Crayères
With chef Philippe Mille at the helm, the cuisine at the Domaine Les Crayères has rapidly regained its élan.
This great-looking auberge near Epernay is the talk of the local wine crowd and a popular weekend destination for Parisians.
Classic French haute cuisine with brilliant flashes of culinary wit at Le Parc
Besançon: Chez Bon
The new address not to miss in Besançon is Chez Bon, which serves comfort food at its best.
Ville d'Avray: Les Etangs de Corot
There have been some very good chefs at this charming hotel-restaurant just outside Paris, but none as talented as Rémi Chambard.
Houdan: La Poularde de Houdan
Civilized, friendly and delightfully old-fashioned--a rare bird indeed.
La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre: L'Auberge de Condé
This renovated inn is a longtime favorite of renowned French food critic Christian Millau (of Gault & Millau).
Versailles: Noble Kitchen
L'Angélique is a charming new restaurant far from the crowds who come to visit Versailles's famed château.
Versailles: Gordon Ramsay au Trianon Palace and La Véranda
If I were doling out stars, I'd give him one for his haute cuisine and recommend the brasserie as a perfect place for lunch when visiting Versailles.
A relaxed, good-value restaurant in a charming 18th-century château and wine estate
Steps from the Maison Carrée, a new bistrot offering excellent, inventive contemporary southern French cooking
At L'Artémise in Uzès, chef Guillaume Foucault displays a passion for seasonal produce and the judicious use of spices.
Magalas: O Bontemps
This little restaurant more than makes good on its name with food that offers a good time indeed.
Sanilhac-Sagriès: Le Tracteur
The drowsy provincial setting scarcely prepares you for just how good the food is at this country restaurant.
Aumont-Aubrac: Chez Camillou
An almost shockingly good restaurant in the tiny village of Aumont-Aubrac
Sainte- Barbe: Auberge de Mazagran
Chef Cyril Monachon cooks with local produce from Lorraine but also has a globe-trotting culinary imagination.
Metz: La Voile Blanche
The restaurant in the stunning new Centre Pompidou Metz is a welcome amenity for anyone visiting this charming city.
Metz: Le Magasin aux Vivres
Toulouse: Le Bibent
Le Bibent, now owned by Paris-based chef Christian Constant, is once again one of the most beautiful restaurants in France.
Toulouse: Py-r Restaurant
Book a table at Pierre Lambinon's Py-r in Toulouse to sample the cooking that has everybody talking in la Ville Rose.
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: Auberge du Sombral
A perfect gastronomic retort to those naysayers who insist that France's best gastronomic days are behind it.
Monaco: Bistrot Tartine
This reasonably priced restaurant in Monaco has been packed ever since it opened last year.
Bermicourt: La Cour de Rémi
Sébastien de La Borde takes inspiration from all over France and offers generously served country cooking at this inn north of Paris.
Montreuil-sur-Mer: Froggy's Tavern
A terrific restaurant in Montreuil-sur-Mer, just inland from the fashionable English Channel resort of Le Touquet.
Ouistreham: La Mare Ô Poissons
Benoît Delbasserue has won a reputation as an inventive fish cook at his stylish restaurant not far from the D-Day landing beaches.
Barneville-Carteret: Hôtel de la Marine
Chef Laurent Cesne's cooking style is clean, pure and elegant, with Mediterranean garnishes enhancing the natural flavor of seafood.
Honfleur: Auberge de la Source
Delicious dinners are served at this half-timbered auberge set in the midst of Normandy's apple orchards.
Warm hospitality and informality are keywords at L'Endroit, Honfleur's trendiest bistrot.
Caen: Le Pressoir-Ivan Vautier
Chef Ivan Vautier is inspired by faraway places for his menu at Le Pressoir in Caen.
Caen: A Contre Sens
Chef Anthony Caillot takes pride in serving contemporary Norman cooking with an international touch.
Argentan: Hostellerie de la Renaissance
Chef Arnaud Viel does delicious riffs on traditional Norman dishes at the Hostellerie de la Renaissance.
Sa.Qua.Na won its second Michelin star last year with Alexandre Bourdas's superb menus designed to surprise and entertain.
The New Norman Conquest
Normandy has joined such gastronomic regions as Burgundy and Alsace as a great destination for a gourmet safari.
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: Le Manoir du Lys
A stylish dining room with big cloud-style light fixtures, quietly hip table service and delicious fare
Rouen: Le 37
Gilles Tournadre recognized the trend toward affordable dining by opening Le 37 near his two-star restaurant Gill.
Le Havre: Jean-Luc Tartarin
Jean-Luc Tartarin's eponymous restaurant is a mandatory gourmet halt during any visit to Normandy.
Saint Joachim: La Mare aux Oiseaux
Eric Guérin's cooking shows an unbridled creativity, with every dish as carefully composed as a Flemish still life.
Noirmoutier: Restaurant La Marine
Alexandre Couillon is a superb fish cook, and his menu changes constantly according to the catch of the day.
Boismorand: Auberge des Templiers
Charming service and a brilliant selection of moderately priced Loire wines rounds out the pleasure of a meal at this great French institution.
La Rochelle: Maison des Mouettes
Young chef Johan Leclerc is an especially gifted fish cook.
Le Bar -sur-Loup
Above deep gorges and hillside groves of bigaradiers the perfect country auberge travelers hope to find in the peaceful arrière-pays.
The outstanding quality of the cuisine is nothing less than miraculous. “There’s no freezer and no microwave.”
Le Comptoir du Marché
With a winning combo of ultra-fresh
ingredients, an extensive wine list and modest
prices, it's one of the hottest tables in the city.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: Le Mas de l'Amarine
Le Mas de l'Amarine serves incredibly fresh seasonal produce cooked in a Provençal tradition with a shrewd contemporary touch.
Eze Bord-de-Mer: Cap Estel
The charming Cap Estel is an intimate boutique hotel on the water's edge with an excellent dining room.
Juan-les-Pins: La Passagère
La Passagère in the mythic Hôtel Belles Rives is one of the loveliest spots for a festive meal on the Côte d'Azur.
Saint-Tropez: La Régalade
At last, a good bistrot with a Provençal accent has opened in Saint-Tropez.
Callas: Les Gorges de Pennafort
Michelin one-star chef Philippe Da Silva attracts celebrities to this wild corner of Provence with his artfully authentic cooking.
Nice: Bistrot d'Antoine
This popular bistrot in Vieux Nice offers delicious, reasonably priced southern French cooking done with first-rate local produce.
Cros-de-Cagnes: Bistrot de la Marine
Jacques Maximin's bistrot is a terrific address for any fish lover heading to the Riviera.
A terrific little restaurant on the outskirts of Antibes where chef Laurent Parrinello turns out superb food in a small open kitchen.
Carpentras: La Maison Trévier
The menu changes daily at Gina Trévier's charming guest house.
Saison is the latest sign of a new gastronomic season in Nice—an address very much worth discovering.
A casual, cozy place with distinctly different menus at lunch and dinner.
Cannes: Le Park 45
Talented young chef Sébastien Broda has snagged his first Michelin star.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: Mistral Gourmand
This find is tucked away in an old house on the route to Les Baux, with old-fashioned banquettes and a terracotta tile floor.
Vallauris: Café Llorca
One of the most amusing and reasonably priced new restaurants on the Riviera.
Cannes: Mon Rêve de Gosse
Mon Rêve de Gosse, in Cannes, is a good example of the latest crop of brilliant new French bistrots.
Cucuron: La Petite Maison
With chef Eric Sapet at the helm, La Petite Maison has become one of the best restaurants in the south of France.
Juan-les-Pins: Viva Llorca
Locally caught seafood has pride of place on brilliant chef Alain Llorca's menu.
Arles: La Fée Gourmande
It's well worth booking one of the four tables at this tiny little restaurant in Arles to sample the wares of talented chef Virginie Roth.
Vence: Les Bacchanales
Sassy culinary wit and a Zen atmosphere
Mane: Le Cloître
A gastronomic restaurant at the Couvent des Minimes hotel in the tiny village of Mane
Nice: La Réserve
One of the best chefs in town, Jouni Tormanen, has moved to La Réserve in a handsome Art Déco building right on the sea.
Megève: Flocons de Sel
Three-star restaurant Flocons de Sel balances Savoyard rusticity and the sophistication of big city kitchens.
Lyon: Restaurant Têtedoie
The coolly glamorous Restaurant Têtedoie is perched on a hillside with wonderful views over Lyon.
Chef Guillaume Monjuré is known for deliciously inventive modern French bistrot cooking.
Lyon: Le 126
Young chef Mathieu Rostaing-Tayard is a hard-working, classically trained cook whose cooking gets better and better.
Lyon: Rue Le Bec
A great opportunity to take a gander at the city's emerging new neighborhood and have a good, affordable meal at the same time.
The vibe is hip but relaxed, and there's some great modern art on the walls.
Valence: La Cachette
Chef Ijiti Massa astonishes diners with the precision of his cooking and the purity of his flavors.
Ambronay: Le Comptoir des Moines
The bistrot annex of chef Ivan Lavaux's excellent restaurant L'Auberge de l'Abbaye
Lyon: La Mère Brazier
"La Mère" Eugénie Brazier was one of the original "mothers", or female chefs, of Lyon, who contributed so much to the city's gastronomic renown.
Lyon: L'Espace Nicolas Le Bec
The chef's well-reasoned cooking is honestly innovative and always backed up by a profound knowledge of classical French cooking.
Malataverne: Domaine du Colombier
The delightful Domaine du Colombier is the perfect base for exploring the quiet, pretty Drôme Provençale.
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